The Paralyzed Veterans of America announced today that it will donate 10 medical transfer boards to each of the 25 Department of Veterans Affairs spinal cord injury centers across the country, including one in Milwaukee.
The transfer boards serve as assistive devices to help newly and/or severely injured spinal cord patients move from beds to wheelchairs for more independent mobility. Each board will feature the Paralyzed Veterans’ logo and the names of each military branch of service.
Paralyzed Veterans’ partner Leidos donated the funds to the nonprofit organization for the creation of the boards. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 science and technology solutions leader.
“Any paralyzed veteran knows the importance of a transfer board on his/her journey back to independence,” said Paralyzed Veterans national president Al Kovach Jr. “We’re proud to be able to provide these boards to the VA spinal cord injury centers to assist with the care and rehabilitation of our nation’s veterans. We thank Leidos for this special gift and ongoing support of our mission to ensure the highest quality of healthcare for our veterans.”